Icesnake’s Add-On Emporium #37: Hunters
This week we’re going to look at add-ons meant for Hunters and their pets. There are many of them available, and I’m not planning an hour-long segment, so this will just skim the cream off the top, covering one or two of the various types available. For the full list, take a look at Curse; there’s a direct link in the segment notes.
Now, let’s give your pet some love first. If you want to know about how many more boars you’ll have to kill before your pet levels, you’ll want XToLevel. It works for you, too, but I find I am usually wondering more about my spider (named Robinson) than I am about myself. Another useful item for newer hunters is Pet Ability List. It’s exaclty what the name says, but instead of having to Alt-Tab out to a Web site, this list is available in the game. And to avoid finding yourself and your pet suddenly kicked from a raid or other group because your pet pulled aggro off the tank, you’ll want BadPet, to help you remember to turn off Growl (and other taunts).
Now, for yourself, you will probably enjoy HunterHelper, which helps you keep track of Aspects in addition to a handful of pet-related functions. Hunter Got Focus attempts to maximize your DPS by helping you keep Focus, Serpent Sting, and your other abilities working to best effect. Semi Stance & Pet Bar will unlock your Aspect bar and Pet bar so you can put them where you want them; if you’ve been playing a hunter for over a year this may be a very welcome option. StableSnapshot will let you see what pets you have stabled (in case you can’t recall what’s in those 20 slots). TranqShotMonitor will notify you when your Tranquilizing Shot dispells a buff and it will also say which buff has been dispelled.
There are plenty of hunter add-ons; if you visit the Curse page, be sure you sort them by the last update when choosing new ones, so you don’t end up with something that’s already obsolete.
Music for this segemnt is from FreePlayMusic.com and is entitled “Big Game Hunter” by Dave Greendale.